(QUINCY)—It was a scene out of the middle of the 20th century—a stainless steel streamlined passenger train rolling into Quincy. The Illinois Rail Museum’s Nebraska Zephyr ran from Chicago to Galesburg and down to Quincy on Saturday and Sunday. The train turned on the wye at West Quincy around 2 p-m before returning to Galesburg and Chicago. Both excursions sold out and several hundred passengers enjoyed the trip on the train which entered service with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy railroad in 1936. The locomotive was built in early 1940 and was also retired in 1968. Proceeds from the weekend excursions will cover costs of continued restoration and maintenance on the Nebraska Zephyr.

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C.B.&Q. 9911 at Quincy IL Sept 23, 2012
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On the platform at Galesburg
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Interior of coach on the Nebraska Zephyr
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On the wye at West Quincy.
Nebraska Zephyr Observation Car at Galesburg IL, September 23, 2012
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Nebraska Zephyr Dining Car Ceres. At Galesburg, Sept 23, 2012
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